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Fort St. Joseph

Fort St. Joseph

Photo by contributor Peter Kotanen - Posted August, 2012

Fort St. Joseph

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The District of Algoma
After crossing the bridge (Highway 548) from Highway 17
follow the Parks Canada beaver signs along the 37 km drive to
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Coordinates: N 46 03.768 W 83 56.730


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Plaque Text

The most westerly military post in Upper Canada. Built in 1796-99, and garrisoned from 1796 to 1812 by parties from the Queen's Rangers, Royal Canadian Volunteers, 41st and 49th Regiments and 10th Royal Veteran Battalion. It became a noted trading station and resort for Indians. A court of requests was established in 1808. Here Captain Charles Roberts organized the expedition that took Mackinac, 17th July, 1812.

Another plaque at this location
Fort St. Joseph


War of 1812